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  • 19 Jan 2023 7:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    FREE Model Rocket Kits Available to groups + registration for "Launch into Rocketry" 4-H event

     We are the Morris County 4-H rocket team who have qualified to compete in the NASA Student Launch Initiative this year. As part of the requirements, we have to fulfill for the STEM engagement part of the project, we would like to offer 250+ rocket kits to NJ groups. With these kits, we hope to spark interest in rocketry, spark more TARC teams, have more rocketry clubs, and help enhance the experience for existing rocket or STEM clubs. 

    Each Packet will be shipped directly to you and includes*:

    A 12 pack of rocket kits (Estes Gnome rockets with one-piece fin part for easy assembly)

    12 Estes mini engines

    * multiple packs can be requested

     You will also receive, in an email from us, a STEM education packet containing:

    Our videos and information on how to build a rocket

    Our STEM lesson about rocketry

    link to the free simulation software

    links to more NASA STEM lessons

    Information on how to get High Power Junior Level 1 Certification

    Information about how to start your own rocketry club or American Rocketry Challenge team

     This would be great as a group project to start new members on how to build a rocket (including lessons on rocket parts, rocket design/building and launch information, as well as STEM lessons to be used throughout the year) or just for a one-time hands-on activity at an event. And maybe more NJ teams will be able to compete in the American Rocketry Challenge (TARC), NASA SLI, or other national competitions in the future.

     Because of generous funding from Rutgers Cooperative Extension, we are able to make the kits available for free.

     The only things you would need are:

    Super glue, epoxy, sandpaper, and decorative material

    A launch site (please ask us for details on finding your own or contacting one of the existing sites)

    Launch pad, launch controller (if you are not using the rockets at an open launch event where this would be provided)

     You can buy an Estes launch pad and controller for $40 (This is a great investment for future rockets as well) and you're able to launch at any open field that you have permission to use.

     There are some public launch sites that anyone can go to, however they only fly once a month, you must abide by their rules, and pay a launch fee. These may be quite far from you, but you get to fly with other rocketeers and may see some really exciting launches.

    GSSS Launch Schedule - Somerset County, only small rockets

    PARA520 - Philadelphia, only small rockets 

    CENJARS - Wall, mid sized rockets

    MDRA – Maryland Delaware Rocketry Association - East Maryland - very large rockets

    Our club may also be able to host your members for a launch, please reach out to us if interested.

     Please fill out this form to register for the program and request your rocket kits:  https://forms.gle/An5xBBRY9HL3o5fY6 

     The only thing we are asking in return is for you to use the package and fill out a report form and submit photos of your event before March 1st:  https://forms.gle/hoZRbqLZ2q71xwkR8

    Please take a look at the report form before your event so you know what information to collect.

     Since we are doing this for the first time this year, our timeline is very tight. We need to have our report completed by March 1, so we will give priority to groups who can use the package in February. Additionally, we only have funding for a limited number of rocket kits; we will let you know if you receive one. However, everyone will receive our education package. and is invited to join the "Launch into Rocketry" virtual event - see attached flyer.

    If you only partially complete the program by March 1st, please submit the report form the best that you can and update it when you're done.

     Thank you for the opportunity to share our passion for rocketry and for helping us succeed in this challenge!

    You can follow our team's progress with the NASA SLI project on our website and social media: 

    https://nj4h.space/

    https://www.instagram.com/resistojetsrocketry4h/

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/nj4hspace/

    https://m.facebook.com/ResistoJetsRocketry4HClub

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIkHvlmlJMKaxQfCQnS1Sbg

     Feel free to contact us with any questions.

     Sean McConoughey,  Team Captain and Club President,  ResistoJets Rocketry 4-H Club

    resistojetrocketry@gmail.com


    Or

    4-H Office,  P.O. Box 900,  Morristown, NJ 07963

    973-285-8301   Britt Wagner @ bw387@njaes.rutgers.edu

    https://morris.njaes.rutgers.edu/4h/    Morris4H.org


  • 18 Jan 2023 6:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Student Contest : NJ Storytelling Using Online Mapping - A student competition

    New Jersey is  participating in a national online mapping competition for High School (9-12) and Middle School (4-8) students.  Students work alone or in pairs using their school’s ArcGIS Online organizational account (free to schools: ://www.bitlylinks.com/kihUwfY6Uhttps) to create a Story Map based on an investigation of their choosing.  New Jersey may award up to ten $100 prizes to teams or individuals.

    To assist teachers, a webinar will be offered on February 7, 2023 from 4-5 pm.  Teachers who participate in the webinar and mentor students who enter the competition will be eligible for a stipend.  Details and to register, please visit the NJ contest website at https://www.bitlylinks.com/9gauXp9ZO .


  • 18 Jan 2023 6:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Storytelling Through Online Mapping

    Webinar, Tuesday February 7, 4-5 PM ET

    Join us for an introduction to ArcGIS Online, and how to utilize tools like StoryMaps to enhance your teaching. Part 1 of the webinar will introduce you to ArcGIS Online (AGO) as a whole, walking you through its basic use and user interface. Part 2 will highlight StoryMaps, AGO's interactive presentation software that allows you to tell your story while allowing your students to follow along with hands-on exercises and visuals. This hour-long webinar aims to provide you with the skills necessary to utilize StoryMaps and AGO in the classroom.


    Presenters:

    Sydney Lucas, MCS, is a GIS Specialist with Monmouth County in the Information Technology Department.

    Brooke Santiago, MSM, is a GIS Supervisor with Monmouth County in the Information Technology Department. 


    Registration: https://arcg.is/jmK9G

      Go to the “StoryMaps Webinar” and complete the form.

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    NJ Storytelling Using Online Mapping - A student competition

    New Jersey is  participating in a national online mapping competition for High School (9-12) and Middle School (4-8) students.  Students work alone or in pairs using their school’s ArcGIS Online organizational account (free to schools: ://www.bitlylinks.com/kihUwfY6Uhttps) to create a Story Map based on an investigation of their choosing.  New Jersey may award up to ten $100 prizes to teams or individuals.

    To assist teachers, a webinar will be offered on February 7, 2023 from 4-5 pm.  Teachers who participate in the webinar and mentor students who enter the competition will be eligible for a stipend.  Details and to register, please visit the NJ contest website at https://www.bitlylinks.com/9gauXp9ZO .



  • 9 Jan 2023 9:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Event: Darwin Late Night at the Rutgers Geology Museum

    Date: February 2, 2023

    Time: 4:00-8:00PM  

    Location: Rutgers Geology Museum, 85 Somerset Street, New Brunswick NJ 08901

     

    Description: 

    Visit the Geology Museum on Thursday, February 2nd for our Darwin-themed Late Night event! This free event will include evolution-themed activities and crafts for all ages! Stop by to learn something new.   

     

    If you are not a Rutgers employee, please register your vehicle to park in one of the Rutgers Lots. More info can be found on our website. Alternatively, there is metered parking along the street.  


    Web Link: 

    https://geologymuseum.rutgers.edu/museum-event-details/133-late-nights  


  • 9 Jan 2023 8:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
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    Webinar Invitation


    Join Michael Castania, the Executive Director of NJ's Aviation Education Council as he provides STEM resources designed to enhance current K-12 educational aviation, aerospace, and general science curriculum.

    Register Now


  • 9 Jan 2023 8:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The National WWII Museum will host two weeks of seminars for teachers of science and STEM on-site at The National WWII Museum in New Orleans.


    The first week (July 2 to 8) will be open to teachers of K–8th grade science. Participants will learn how to use the Little Engineers and Real World Science curriculum guides and best practices in science education. We will discuss activities in Physical, Earth, and Life Sciences and Engineering and learn how to integrate literacy practices and social studies into science investigations with students.

    The second week (July 16 to 22) will be open to teachers of 6th–12th grade science. Participants will learn how to use the STEM Corps and Real World Science curriculum guides and best practices in science education. We will discuss activities in Physics, Chemistry, Earth, and Life Sciences and Engineering and learn how to integrate literacy practices and social studies into science investigations with students.

    For more information, visit www.nationalww2museum.org/realworldscience

    See the Real World Science curriculum

    See the Little Engineers activities


  • 9 Jan 2023 8:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    There is an upcoming special event screening on January 20th of the new feature-length documentary AMERICAN RIVER based on Mary’s book An American River: from Paradise to Superfund

    “A fantastic voyage through America’s past and present, from its breathtaking unspoiled beginnings to its growth as an industrial power — all along a frequently overlooked river.”  — Bill Westhoven, USA Today writer


    Tickets for the NJPAC event are only FIVE DOLLARS! to help make it accessible to all.  


    AMERICAN RIVER

    Screening and Conversation with director Scott Morris and Mary Bruno

    NJPAC

    Friday, January 20, 2023

    7:00 PM

    Prudential Hall

    Betty Wold Johnson Stage

    Tickets & Info https://www.njpac.org/event/american-river/


    Filmed in highly cinematic 4k from land, water and air, AMERICAN RIVER follows Mary Bruno and river guide Carl Alderson as they paddle the mighty Passaic to tell the story of the river’s rich history, one of New Jersey’s best kept secrets. Its power fueled a manufacturing boom that helped the fledgling United State win its economic independence from Britain. Artists immortalized the river’s beauty in paintings and verse. The wealthy built mansions along its scenic banks. When industry took its toxic tool, generations turned their backs on this mighty waterway. Abused and neglected, its lower stretch one of the country’s most toxic EPA Superfund sites, the river seemed forgotten.  Until now. With breathtaking cinematography and an effervescent group of on-camera personalties led by Mary Bruno, AMERICAN RIVER rescues the Passaic’s story even as activists reclaim its ecology. Part natural history, part personal history, part nautical adventure, part legal thriller, this film takes viewers on a paddling adventure down the river that built America.  They journey will change you. 


    WEBSITE & TRAILER - AmericanRiver.film


  • 13 Dec 2022 6:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Rutgers Geology Museum will be holding its 55th Annual Open House Event in-person, on Saturday, January 28, 2023 between 9 am and 3 pm. Join us for a day of geologic coring-themed lectures and children’s activities, as well as a mineral sale! All activities are free and will be held in Scott Hall and the Rutgers Geology Museum located on the College Avenue Campus in New Brunswick, NJ. For information on parking, locations, and activities, please check out the Open House information page. 

    More Info: https://go.rutgers.edu/RUGMopenhouse


  • 5 Dec 2022 6:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Rutgers University Department of Physics and Astronomy

    23rd Rutgers Faraday Children's Holiday Lecture

    Live show and streaming.

    Sat. Dec. 10, 2022: Preshow Demos Start at 2 pm; Show from 3-4:30 pm

    Sun. Dec. 11, 2022: Preshow Demos Start at Noon; Show from 1-2:30 pm

    Event Location: Physics Lecture Hall, 120 Frelinghuysen Road, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ 08854. 

    Information/maps regarding the Physics Lecture Hall Site, Parking-Lots/Parking-Permits.

    Streaming Link to-be-determined

    CLICK HERE for more information 






  • 27 Nov 2022 7:53 PM | NJSTA (Administrator)

    On SaturdayDecember 3, 2022, at 10am and 1pm PCCM will celebrate its annual Holiday Lecture: Engine Earth-The Science of our Climate System for audience members ages 7 and up. The event will be led by Professor Howard Stone at the McDonnell Hall A02 lecture room. Register here: https://pccm.princeton.edu/Holiday-Lecture-2022-Engine-Earth


    Come be a scientist with us as we learn how measurements and models can help us understand our climate and how it is changing!

    • How is Earth like a greenhouse?
    • How do scientists use measurements and models to understand Earth’s climate?

    • How does human activity contribute to the warming of our planet?

    • Join us at the 2022 Holiday Science Lecture for families as we explore the science behind the climate of our home, planet Earth. We will use experiments and interactive demonstrations to understand how the sun, atmosphere, oceans, land, and human activity affect the operation of “engine earth.”

    Additional information and registration click here: https://pccm.princeton.edu/Holiday-Lecture-2022-Engine-Earth





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